We finally found warm weather!
We had a chance to use our Boondockers Welcome membership again! For two days and three nights we guests in a very nice couple’s driveway! It was only twenty minutes away from Jekyll Island, one of the best kite buggying locations on the east coast. The original plan was to stay one day and two nights. Our hosts kindly invited us to stay another day to explore the area.
Jekyll Island was beautiful!
The sun was with us but not the wind. The first thing Regina did was take off her shoes and go barefoot. The sand was hard packed which is perfect for kite buggying. We arrived right at low tide so if we had more wind it would have been the ideal conditions. The afternoon was wonderful anyway. We put up our 4.7 m New Tech Mercury traction kite. This was Regina’s first time flying this particular kite. She did wonderfully, even though it was the largest kite she’s ever flown! We took the ferrets out. They did not enjoy the beach as much as we did! They’re more woodsy ferrets. That night we were invited to a fire and drinks by our hosts. They have traveled quite a bit and had great stories. They told us about Saint Simmons Island and recommended we visit it.
We didn’t really know where to go on Saint Simmons Island. It was a nice area. We saw signs for the Frederica Monument and decided to take a tour. We watched another video about settlements. If I remember correctly. Frederica was the first settlement in Georgia. The fort was built to protect the colony from the Spanish who had a fort in Saint Augustine. It was a second chance for most of the inhabitance who were not doing well in England. They had a truce with the natives that both sides kept, as far as we know. The natives and the colonists worked together to repel the Spanish. All that was left of the settlement was foundations and a couple free standing walls. The tree’s were amazing, really love the Spanish moss.
More next week! We hope everyone is doing well! We love you all!
~Fred and Regina